A number of documents relating to the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein will soon be unsealed, according to a report.
THE Daily mail reported Friday that “court documents containing “salacious” allegations related to 167 of Jeffrey Epsteinassociates, victims and employees of”, should be made public:
The material will be made public in the coming months and, DailyMail.com can reveal, is expected to include information relating to at least one “public figure”.
The documents refer to “alleged perpetrators” or individuals accused of “serious wrongdoing”, as well as law enforcement officers and prosecutors, according to a statement filed Wednesday.
The documents may be made public because the persons mentioned have not expressed any opposition to their publication, according to the To postwho named Prince Andrew – the Duke of York _ and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz as two people believed to be mentioned.
Both men denied any wrongdoing and Guiffre acknowledged that she may have misidentified Derschowitz, according to the To post.
According to To postthe documents come from a defamation case against Ghislaine Maxwell, which at the end of 2021 was sentenced of several sex crimes related to his relationship with Epstein. The plaintiff in the case was Virginia Giuffre, formerly Virginia Roberts, who claimed Epstein and Maxwell sexually exploited her when she was underage.
The trial alleged Maxwell “unfairly subjected Giuffre to public ridicule, contempt, and disgrace, among other things, by calling Giuffre a liar” to discredit Giuffre’s allegations.
Maxwell and Guiffre settled the case in 2017, Court House News reported at the time.
In July 2020, Maxwell’s attorney requested that U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska keeps two of her Giuffre depositions sealed after Preska orders they be made public, NBC 4 reported.
Preska denied Maxwell’s request to reconsider her original order, but eventually granted her a reprieve so she could appealNPR noted
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted Maxwell a stay pending appeal but, in October 2020, the court finally ruled affirmed Preska’s initial decision to release deposition transcripts.
A deposition in which she said “I don’t see anything that I did that was illegal” and repeatedly denied wrongdoing was released days later, as the New York Times documented.
The case is Giuffre versus MaxwellNo. 20-2413, before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
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